Breast cancer what type are you at risk for


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Breast cancer comes in types, receptor positive or negative and genetic associated or not. Learn how to talk about it and then use your knowledge to have a great discussion with your doctor.

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Breast cancer what type are you at risk for

  1. 1. Breast Cancer: Are you at Risk for a certain type? By Anne Vaillancourt PAC And Bruce L Bair PAC
  2. 2. Breast Cancer threatens a woman's life through a symbol of her femininity <ul><li>Many types of breast cancer
  3. 3. Each type carries its own prognosis and potential for cure
  4. 4. Not a death sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Know the breast anatomy
  5. 5. Glandular Tissue
  6. 6. Fibrous Tissue
  7. 7. Fatty Tissue
  8. 8. Lymph tissue
  9. 9. Blood circulation
  10. 10. Menopause increases fat and decreases glands </li></ul>
  11. 11. Glandular Cancer <ul><li>Ductal Carcinoma in Situ or DCIS
  12. 12. Lobular Carcinoma in Situ or LCIS
  13. 13. Both have low potential to move (metastasize) to other tissue </li></ul>
  14. 14. Breast Cancers that metastasize <ul><li>Invasive or Infiltrative Ductal Carcinoma
  15. 15. 80% of all invasive breast cancers
  16. 16. Sub types of this one are:
  17. 17. Paget's Disease
  18. 18. Tubular Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Invasive Lobular Cancer 10% frequency
  19. 19. Tough to see on mammogram
  20. 20. Inflammatory Breast Cancer 3%
  21. 21. In lymph ducts in skin, poor prognosis </li></ul>
  22. 22. Triple Negative Breast Cancer <ul><li>It means that the 3 know receptor types on the surface of cancer cells are absent in this type – this gives this type a worse prognosis because it responds poorly to treatment </li></ul>
  23. 23. What is a Receptor? <ul><li>Cells, all cells, contain special proteins that interact with chemicals outside the cell
  24. 24. Tests are done for 3 receptors on all cancerous breast tissue Estrogen, Progesterone and HER2 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Receptor status report <ul><li>Breast Cancer cells can be either positive + or negative – for receptors
  26. 26. The receptors are for estrogen, progesterone or for
  27. 27. HER2, a protein that makes cells grow faster </li></ul><ul><li>So the lab report will say a particular cancer is Estrogen + or -, Progesterone + or -, and + or – for HER2 </li></ul>
  28. 28. Is Breast Cancer Genetic <ul><li>Sometimes
  29. 29. If a woman carries the BRCA1 or the BRCA2 genes
  30. 30. Not many women in the USA do
  31. 31. Those who do have an 80% chance of getting breast cancer </li></ul>
  32. 32. Other Gene Mutations <ul><li>ATM
  33. 33. P53
  34. 34. PTEN
  35. 35. CHEK2
  36. 36. P53 gene is pictured </li></ul>
  37. 37. What does a Girl do? <ul><li>Identify your risk
  38. 38. Talk to your medical provider about screening right for you
  39. 39. View our risk factor presentation </li></ul>
  40. 40. This has been a presentation of By Anne Vaillancourt PAC And Bruce L Bair PAC Come visit our site and tell us what you think and what you want to know. We can't be your medical provider but we can be a great source of personal and expert information.